Decca Records

Decca Records is a British label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934 by Lewis along with American Decca's first president Jack Kapp and later American Decca president Milton Rackmil. In 1937, as a result of anticipating Nazi aggression leading to World War II, Lewis sold American Decca and the link between the U.K. and U.S. Decca labels was broken for several decades. The British label was renowned for its development of recording methods, while the American company developed the concept of cast albums in the musical genre. Both wings are now part of the Universal Music Group, which is owned by Vivendi, a media conglomerate headquartered in Paris, France. The US Decca label was the foundation company that evolved into UMG.

A Ceremony of Carols

St. John's College Choir


Adam: Giselle (2 LPs)

Richard Bonynge


Altenglische Lautenlieder

Julian Bream, Peter Pears



Ronan Hardiman


Art of Peter Hurford (2 CDs)

Peter Hurford


Bach's Passion



Berlioz: Les Troyens

Deborah Voight, Francoise Pollet, Gary Lakes


Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Charles Dutoit


Bert Kaempfert Now!

Bert Kaempfert


Best of the Decca Years Volume 1

Louis Armstrong


Emma Kirkby - A Portrait

Christopher Hogwood


France - Phase 4 Stereo

London Festival Orchestra and Choir, Mormon Choir of England (Stanley Black)


Gene Norman Presents

Charlie Ventura



Andres Segovia


Handel: Messiah / Solti

Kiri Te Kanawa


Hit That Jive Jack: Trio 1940-41

Nat King Cole


Hold On To Love n

Peter Skellern


Janet Baker Sings Bach Cantatas 170 & 159

Janet Baker, Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk


Kiri Te Kenawa / Jeremy Irons - My Fair Lady

Kiri Te Kanawa, Jeremy Irons, London Voices


La Boheme (2 CDs)

Renata Tibaldi